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Operate a Counterbalance Lift Truck in Excess of 15 Tons (Forklift)F4

Unit Standard Title

Operate a Counterbalance Lift Truck in Excess of 15 Tons (Forklift)F4

Unit Standard ID

260818

NQF Level

Level 3

Credits

7

Duration

Refresher: 1 Day
Novice: 5 Days

Entry Level
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
Purpose of Unit Standard

Operating a lifting machine takes place within a regulatory framework that seeks to ensure safety of the operator, the lifting machine and the lifting machine environment. Counterbalanced lift trucks are inherently dangerous; hence, their safe operation cannot be overstated. The learner will also acquire the competencies and skills to operate the components, systems and levers to accomplish the task of lifting and handling loads appropriately. The aspects of safety and communication during the lifting operation are covered.
 

It is important that the learners operate counterbalanced lift trucks using the competencies in this Unit Standard and in keeping with the requirements of the National Code of Practice (NCOP) for the Evaluation of Training Providers for Lifting Machine Operators (Government Gazette 27292 18 February 2005).
 

Learners credited with this standard will be capable of:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the regulatory framework for operating.
  • Describing the operations of the machine.
  • Demonstrating mechanical awareness of the machine.
  • Inspecting the machine.
  • Handling loads.
Course Outcomes

Specific Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory framework for operating a forklift truck.
  • Describe the machine to be operated.
  • Demonstrate mechanical awareness of the machine.
  • Inspect the machine.
  • Handle loads with a machine.
Assessment

Summative assessment is conducted by Ikaheng

Pre-Requisites
  • Original certified ID per learner
  • Proof of medical and eye test, not older than 3 months per learner
  • Proof of highest school certificate per learner for novice participants
  • Proof of previous license for refresher participants
Certification

A certificate of competence is issued

Costing per Course

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